Larry McMurtry to Substitute for Zadie Smith at Harper’s

56695413 Larry McMurtry to Substitute for Zadie Smith at Harpers


Zadie Smith is going on leave for an “indefinite period” from writing the New Books column at Harper’s magazine, according to the AP. The author of Lonesome Dove, Larry McMurtry, will be writing it instead. Editor Ellen Rosenbush’s declared goal of getting more women published in the magazine seems to be on track, however. She has said that she would like one woman writer per issue (ambitious!) Unless we counted wrong, in the current issue there appears to be one short story by a woman, excluding Readings, so everything’s on track despite Ms. Smith’s absence.


  1. womanofmind says:

    McMurtry writes the most realistic women characters in his fiction, so it seems apropos that he be writing about books for Harpers.  Look forward to reading his column!